Consent & Empowerment in Dance
- Fri 1st Nov 2019, 6:45pm – 9pm
- The Psychedelic Society, Greenhouse, 8 Mackintosh Lane, London, UK
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Exploring consent and our embodied yes on the dance floor and beyond...
In our current times, there is a growing consciousness about power, privilege and harm in society. Dance, mindfulness and somatic tools provide an exciting opportunity to explore these issues from the body, rather than the mind alone.
As a dancer, somatic practitioner and rave - healing enthusiast, Camille is interested in exploring how we can navigate consent on the dance floor as a relational way to practice consent between bodies in a non sexual context.
This workshop will use dance, mindfulness and somatic exercises to explore what your embodied 'yes' and 'no' is, so you can ground into what is feels like when your body wants to be close to someone or needs distance. We will also practice how to use non verbal communication to set boundaries or invite interaction, and there will be time to verbally debrief about how these issues relate to our lives more broadly.
Doors open at 6:45 and close at 7pm. Please arrive on time so as to not disturb the flow of the event. Late-comers may not be admitted.
Camille Barton is a movement artist who brings their passion for social change to life through a variety of art mediums, including dance, film and clowning. Camille’s art practice fuses improvisation, ritual and Afrofuturism to weave new realities inspired by the African diaspora.
In 2018, Camille directed ‘Space is the Place’, a three minute Afrofuturist sci-fi film produced by Channel 4 Random Acts. Most recently Camille produced RE:GENERATE, an arts festival focused on the intersections of drug policy, racial justice and liberation. Camille has recently launched a workshop series called Embodied Movement for Social Change fusing somatics and dance. This work is inspired by Camille’s ongoing research into somatic social justice: exploring how trauma from oppression is rooted in the body and how it can be healed with movement and mindfulness.
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